Acts of Kindness – Published in Moonstone Art Center Anthology – August 2021
after Danusha Lameris
I’ve been thinking about the night you brought me tea
In that glass too hot to touch but wrapped in a napkin
With that spoonful of honey, you added to sweeten my thoughts,
As I lay in bed feeling too ill to help myself.
I’ve been thinking about the comfort of that Earl Grey aroma,
And its smooth, soothing warmth filling my soul,
Reminding me of your kindness
I try not to take for granted, but so often do.
I’ve been thinking about other acts of kindness
and taking more time to give more of myself in ways that
bring smiles to others the way our grandchildren do
Blowing us virtual kisses.
I’ve been thinking about us and how lucky we are
to embrace each other when others are not free to embrace.
How I relish when we read to each other,
And the joy you bring me with your smiles, your laughter.
I’ve been thinking we are blessed and should cherish that thought,
remember it, and drink more tea together at night.